Want to try something new with your? Bangs are the way forward!
To fringe or not to fringe… that is question! Overtime, we’ve all faced many a fringe-hair dilemma; wondering what bangs hair look to try and whether or not it will suit us. It’s certainly not a choice to be taken lightly, so doing some thorough research is highly advised.
But luckily for you, we’re jumping in to save the day (and your hair). So, instead of laying waste to all your well-intended hair efforts and pouring over endless pictures of hairstyles with bangs, just sit back, relax and read through our extensive guide of bangs hairstyles and inspiring fringe ideas!
Bangs hair: Your ultimate guide to fabulous fringes
The centre-parted fringe
Love the idea of a dramatic full fringe, but don’t want the feeling of having most of your face covered all the time? Adding a small twist, like a centre parting, can tone down the harshness of some fringes, while bringing a touch of sweetness and femininity to your style.
Editor’s tip: Keep your fringe hair smooth and sleek, and avoid the dreaded fringe frizz, by using a specially designed wash and care duo to keep frizzy locks at bay. We love the Alberto Balsam Smooth & Sleek Shampoo and Conditioner to leave hair looking beautiful and feeling silky smooth.
The long fringe
Typically characterised by a strong and wide jaw, those with square face shapes can draw upon the power of bangs hairstyles to softly counteract their powerful features. Long and piecey is the fringe style that works best for square face types, instantly refreshing your whole look by adding a more delicate finish – just like it has for Nicole Richie!
Now, for a low maintenance way to work hairstyles with bangs, we suggest opting for a length that is just below the brow, and asking your stylist to feather in the centre section so that it feels light above your eyes.
The pixie cut with blunt fringe
Of course, deciding to take the plunge and going for an uber short bangs hair is a brave move – but we’re confident that this bold, sophisticated and super stylish look will help inspire you.
The graphic fringe
The trick to nailing a fringe when you have a round face, is to opt for a daring, graphic look. Note that this fringe haircut works especially well for thick hair, as it will appear less wispy and more structured.
If you share the same face shape as The Voice UK judge Jennifer Hudson, take a leaf out of her book and create a bangs that serves as a talking point – for all the right reasons, of course.
Editor’s tip: Add texture to your bangs with a styling wax, like the VO5 Classic Styling Soft Moulding Wax. This will help give a touchable hold, as well as ensuring that your fringe is looking on-point all day long!
The side-swept fringe
To get a lovely, soft finish to your hair, bangs can be swept to the side for a sultry, yet pretty way to rock the look! This is an elegant and flirty way to experiment with fringes and, if kept long enough, can even clip it back when you want to.
Psst: A side-swept fringe works amazingly well for all hair lengths, whether you have ultra-lengthy locks, medium tresses or even a cropped pixie!
The long full fringe
This fringe hair look is often much easier to maintain than a full, blunt fringe, as it doesn’t need to be super smooth or sleek to look great! Plus you can allow it to grow out naturally and transition into a feathery fringe, and then into a side fringe – you’ll have bangs all year long (yay!).
Long tresses with full micro fringe
The micro fringe (AKA baby bangs) is seriously cool right now, offering an edgy take on the classic full fringe. This look combines laid-back, beachy waves with a just-above-the-brow, full micro fringe, that just oozes effortless, cool-girl vibes.
Whether it’s a new fringe you’re after or you’re battling hair boredom, this look is sure to shake things up for your style!.
Loving these fringe ideas? Still not sure if you’re willing to part with your hair? Bangs needn’t be scary, because you can simply fake it ’til you make it with our faux fringe step-by-step tutorial, below!
Faux bangs hair updo: A step-by-step guide
Prep hair and create a half ponytail.
Once your hair is dry, section your tresses from behind your ears and gather the front section into a super high ponytail.
Flip your ponytail forward.
Arrange your fringe.
Using a comb, sweep the majority of the hair to one side of your face, and the rest to the opposite side – this will create the illusion of a deep parted fringe.
Create a second ponytail.
Wrap your bandana.
Tip: Opt for a colourful, patterned bandana, that clashes with your hair hue for a fun and playful look!
Section and tease your ponytail.
Create a top knot.
Once you’ve formed your top knot, pin it in place with some bobby pins and gently tug at the hair to add to the undone aesthetic.
Set with hairspray.
Still need more bangs inspiration to get you on your way? Then just get on over to our Bangs & Fringes pages for all the tips and advice you could possibly need from our lovely editors!